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2010 World's Largest Retailers - The Biggest and Best U.S. Retail Chains

U.S. Retail Companies on the Top 250 Global Powers of Retailing List

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Not only does the retail industry dominate other industries in the U.S., the retail companies that are based in the U.S. also dominate on the global retailing stage. Nearly one-third of the 250 largest retail organizations in the world are based in the United States. This is according to the 2010 Global Powers of Retailing report, which is published each year by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine.

Based on revenue figures, five of the top ten retail companies in the world are U.S. retail companies. Thirty of the world's largest retailers are from the U.S., and 82 of the retailers on the entire Global Powers list of 250 retailers call the U.S. their home.

The U.S. companies ranked on this world’s largest list vary somewhat from the annual Fortune 500 list, which is generally focused on publicly traded U.S. retail companies. Included in this global ranking are privately-held companies, as well as government retail operations.

The number in the left column is the global ranking number assigned to the company, based on its sales figures, compared to other top retail organizations worldwide.

Retail Companies Based in the U.S. Ranked Among the 250 Largest Retailers In the World in 2010:

1      Wal-Mart 6      The Kroger Company

7      Home Depot 8      Costco 10    Target 12    Walgreen 15    CVS Caremark

16    Lowe's

20    Sears Holdings

21    Best Buy

23    Safeway

27    SuperValu

31    Rite Aid

35    Macy's 36    Publix

42    TJX

44    Amazon.com

45    JC Penney

48    Kohl's 55    The Gap

56    H.E. Butt Grocery Company

57    Meijer

59    Staples

62    Toys 'R Us

75    Dell 82    Dollar General

84    Office Depot

93    BJ's Wholesale Club

96    The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

100  Limited Brands

101  The Pantry

103  GameStop

108  Nordstrom

109  Giant Eagle

110  Menard

111  Whole Foods

115  QuikTrip

118  Hudson's Bay

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